After two weeks on the road, the Minnesota Vikings (8-1) return to the U.S. on Sunday. Bank Stadium where they will host the Dallas Cowboys (6-3) in the 34th overall meeting between the teams.
At 3:25 pm (CT) the game is presented by Polaris. They will start with three games at home and open a five-game streak at the venue in six games. It will also provide an opportunity to recognize the service and sacrifice of veterans, active and reserve military members and their families through the Salute to Service initiative.
The game will be broadcast on CBS (WCCO in the Twin Cities).
KFAN (100.3-FM), KTLK 1130-AM and the five-state Vikings Radio Network will carry the game.
New this year, Minnesotans will be able to listen to Vikings Radio Network broadcasts through the iHeartRadio app on their smart devices.
Click here for all ways to watch/listen/stream the game.
Keep the Vikings close by wherever you go with the Minnesota Vikings mobile app. As a source of news and exclusive features, the app will also broadcast game video streams to people in each game’s broadcast market/area.
The Minnesota Vikings mobile app is available for iPhone and Android.
Vikings.com writer/editor Lindsey Young will host the conversation live from U.S. Stadium. Bank starting at 13:30. (CT). Join the pregame chat with editorial assistant Sam Thiel and senior editor Craig Peters and stay connected with in-game news.
Vikings Playbook (digital version)
The Vikings Playbook features multiple military stories and tributes, including a special poster from Polaris that will allow fans to participate in a special tribute.
The digital version of the Playbook is available to everyone at vikingsplaybook.com and on the mobile app.
You can watch the web version of the cover story and the cool video here or inside the book at the link above.
Vikings assistant special teams coach Ben Kotwica is this year’s team nominee for the Salute to Service Award. His experiences at West Point and then as a military helicopter pilot are shown. Vote for Kotwica here.
The main stories in this week’s book include a water break with Pat Jones II, who was born in Japan while his father was serving. Justin Jefferson helped surprise a military family with a Sleep Number bed.
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Vikings.com/stadium includes information on health and safety protocols, parking, tailgating, ride sharing and public transportation options. Also includes an A to Z guide, maps and information on the NFL’s bag policy and fan code of conduct.
Among the useful information on that page is a reminder that the U.S. Bank Stadium now only accepts non-cash payments.
The Skyway route (map below) will be in effect from noon to 10 p.m. for Sunday’s game. Skywayaccess.com has a dedicated page for U.S. Stadium events. Bank Stadium to be updated this season.
ASM Global – Stadium Management Team U.S. Bank Stadium – continues to run its VenueShield programme, ensuring the facility is clean and certified to the highest health and safety standards. VenueShield is focused on six key components of venue management best practice for health and safety and specializes in sports and entertainment venues. VenueShield’s environmental hygiene program specifies protocols for surface disinfection, improved cleaning and application methods, and infection control plans.
The Vikings, ASM and MSFA also implement extensive cleaning, disinfection and sanitizing measures on game days and adhere to guidelines set forth by the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health. All touchable surfaces in the stadium — including seats, railings, food and beverage areas, elevators and escalators — are cleaned, disinfected and sanitized before, during and after games. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout U.S. Stadium. Bank Stadium, including entrances, concourses, top areas and toilets.
Stadium U.S. The bank offers a clean and safe environment for guests through the virus protection of the bipolar ionization system, which is installed in every air treatment unit in the hall. This state-of-the-art technology actively contributes to better health by restoring indoor air to its natural state through an ionization process, mitigating or limiting airborne viruses and keeping the air inside the stadium cleaner and healthier. It has been proven in laboratories that the system installed at the U.S. Stadium Bank Stadium effectively improves indoor air quality. Stadium officials also monitor airflow and take reasonable steps to increase air exchange.
Downtown Minneapolis/USA Bank Stadium Security/Security
The Vikings and our stadium partners are working with numerous law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Homeland Security, the Minneapolis Police Department and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department, to ensure an adequate number of law enforcement officers are on site and that U.S. Stadium The bank and surrounding areas are safe for Vikings fans, players and staff. Additionally, along with BEST Security, the team contracts hundreds of security personnel on match days to ensure a strong security presence throughout the stadium. For night games in 2022, fans will see easily recognizable safety ambassadors present in several blocks surrounding the stadium, and light towers will be strategically placed near the parking lot and parking ramps. For additional information on downtown public safety, visit the City of Minneapolis, Meet Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Downtown Council websites.
Stadium U.S. The bank received the Ecolab Science Certified seal. The program combines hospital disinfectants and food contact disinfectants approved for use against the COVID-19 virus with public health and food safety protocols, training and periodic audits, giving fans confidence that practices are being repeated and verified. Fans will see the Ecolab Science Certified seal displayed in participation areas throughout the stadium. For more information about the Ecolab Science Certified program, visit www.sciencecertified.com.
3M’s clear durable protective film with antimicrobial technology is located in various touchable areas of the stadium. The film has 24/7 surface protection with an EPA-registered antimicrobial agent to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and is specially designed to withstand repeated cleaning.
Face coverings are not required inside U.S. Stadium. Bank. Fans who feel more comfortable wearing them in public settings can still use face coverings for Vikings games.
For the safety of all fans, players and staff on match day, if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within five days prior to the match, please stay home. In addition, if you have symptoms related to COVID-19 or feel generally unwell but have not yet received your test results, please stay home. If you start to feel sick while at U.S. Stadium. Bank, notify a member of staff immediately on match day; appropriate facilities and resources are available as needed.
Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is not required to enter U.S. Stadium. Bank.
Delta Vikings Village (outside U.S. Bank Stadium)
Delta Vikings Village will open at noon.
It will include the following activities:
Food and drink available at Aramark at The Pendleton Whiskey Longhouse (opens at noon) and additional locations throughout the square
Bag Check (on Park Avenue, south of 4th Street and north of the light rail tracks; open from noon to one hour after the game; cost is $10 per bag; open from 10 a.m. to one hour after the game)
Autograph signings by Vikings legends Jesse Solomon and John Swain from 2 to 3 p.m.
The Commons (outside U.S. Bank Stadium)
A number of family activities are planned for The Commons, including the following:
A special parachute demonstration by Frog-X is scheduled for 1:20 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings Chuck for Charity
Inflatables, tailgate games and face painting
The Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders perform at 1:40 p.m. and in the square (13:55)
The El Burrito Mercado food truck will be selling food near the Commons
GREETINGS Posters & #SkolPozdrav
Guided by Polaris, use the “CONGRATULATIONS” posters found in the Playbook (pages 26-27) to participate in a special moment during the game. Share photos using #skolsalute. For every post using that hashtag, Polaris will donate $5 (up to $10,000) to the Freedom Alliance Outdoor Adventures program.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: American country a cappella group Home Free, which was founded in Mankato and won the fourth season of NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2013, will perform the national anthem.
HOMETOWN HERO PRESENTED BY US BANK: Sunday’s hometown heroes are retired Lt. Col. Greg Hungiville and Sgt. Major Lisa Hungiville, who has been deployed multiple times to the Middle East. They founded Sheep Dog Impact Assistance for western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota and Rustic Warrior, which is a program that allows veterans and first responders to rediscover their inner warriors by thinking about outdoor activities.
HALF TIME: Home Free will join the US Air Force Singing Sergeants for a special performance.
GJALLARHORN: White Bear Lake native Paul Nakasone, a four-star general in the United States Army who serves as commander of the United States Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and head of the Central Security Service, will announce Gjallarhorn.
The following Viking legends should become famous bartenders:
Polaris Club — Robert Tate (starts at 2 p.m.)
Club Purple — Byron Chamberlain (starts at 2 p.m.)
Vikings Fancam presents the U.S. Bank
Vikings Fancam captures your excitement throughout the game. Tag yourself and enter to win prizes at vikings.fancam.com.
THEY score, YOU save! Shop at your local Hy-Vee store after game day for big savings on gas. Simply spend the same amount as the Vikings and earn a one-cent credit on your Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks® Card. If the Vikings score 14 points, spend $14 or more the next day and earn a 14 cent credit on your Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks® Card. Promotion valid at all Minnesota Hy-Vee locations; some restrictions apply. See stores for details.
Opening of the Drive Sweepstakes presented by Kwik Trip
Buy any fully guaranteed gas at Kwik Trip with your Kwik Rewards card and you could win free gas during the Vikings Opening Drive. Earn a $10 Kwik Trip gift card for every yard gained, plus a $500 bonus when the Vikings score. One potential winner will be selected for each game, and all are finalists for a chance to win a 2023 Ford F-150 from Northland Ford Dealers at the end of the season. Stop by any Minnesota Kwik Trip store for details.
App bags presented by Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings is bringing you “App Bags” during all Vikings home and away games this season! When the Vikings record two or more sacks in a game, all fans receive a free appetizer with a minimum purchase of $20. Offer valid for three days after each qualifying game. Visit vikings.com/bww for your digital coupon and offer details.
Field Goals for Charity presented by Innovative Office Solutions
In partnership with the Minnesota Vikings and the Post-It Brand, Innovative is proud to present the Field Goals for Charity program. During the NFL regular season, every time a Minnesota Vikings player makes a successful field goal, Innovative and Post-It Brand will donate $250 (up to $5,000 total) to Be The Match!
#VikingsHAIR Presented by Spalon Montage
Spalon Montage is giving one lucky fan a $100 gift card. Tweet your in-game photo to @vikingspromo using #VikingsHAIR for a chance to win.
Simply scan your Pepsi mug with the Vikings app or select “Augmented Reality” within the Vikings app to unlock Vikings photo filters. Share yours using #VikingsGameFace for your chance to win! Visit Vikings.com/VikingsGameFace for complete contest rules and details.
Check out Vikings I.Q., presented by Pepsi, now on the Vikings app. Watch the game together with other fans and have a chance to win great prizes.
Are you an Absolut® Vikings Homegater? Whatever you do on game day, celebrate your best Absolut® this football season by submitting your photo as the Absolut® Homegater of the Week. Fans will have the chance to win a weekly Vikings and Absolut® prize pack, and one super fan will be named the Absolut® Homegater of the season, winning a co-branded mini-fridge. To enter, go to Vikings.com/homegater and submit your fan photo today.
Charity auction to benefit the Minnesota Vikings Foundation
Bid on exclusive Vikings memorabilia and experiences at vikings.com/auction. Visit the auction kiosk at Section 101 to see the auction items of this game. All proceeds support the Minnesota Vikings Foundation.
Share the raffle to benefit the Minnesota Vikings Foundation
You could be the lucky winner of the game day to share the Jackpot! Buy your lottery tickets at Split The Pot kiosks or vendors roaming around U.S. Stadium. Bank. The winning ticket will be selected by random drawing and published online after the game. The winner has 30 days to claim the prize money. Split The Pot supports the Minnesota Vikings Foundation’s youth health and education initiatives. Visit vikings.com/splitthepot for details.
a great victory. Big Mac. Presented by McDonald’s
Winning has never felt so good. Get a free Big Mac in the McDonald’s app and win the Vikings. A minimum purchase of $1 is required.
Miller Lite holiday sweater to benefit the Minnesota Vikings Foundation
Tis the season… to grab an exclusive Vikings and Miller Lite Holiday Sweater and give back to the Minnesota Vikings Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from each Viking sweater purchased will be donated directly to the Minnesota Vikings Foundation.
Vikings Watch Party presented by Gray Duck Vodka
Enter for a chance to watch the Vikings take on the Detroit Lions with Vikings legends John Randle and Chad Greenway on December 11th at Tom’s Watch Bar in Minneapolis.
Follow @GrayDuckSpirits on Instagram or Twitter; post using #jointheflock; tag a friend who will join you.
Any post that includes #jointheflock will be included.